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Maiden Voyage Show Video

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It's funny how the dance floor doesn't really fill in for Iron Maiden even though we had 150+ people in the audience. I guess it's just not dance material.

Anyway, here's some performance video to give you a taste of the Voyage from our first public performance. This was before gear upgrades (Adrian Smith signature guitar for Bill, my JMP-1 and Marshall power amp, etc.)


Simpler pedal board

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Since I'm pretty much sticking to the Iron Maiden tribute band, I've been able to knock down the number of pedals I require. So... for starters...


I got rid of a lot of the bulk. No need for a second volume pedal, reverb, delay, etc. Very simple signal path... wireless into volume into A/B/Y which either goes to the EHX pedals for some synth sounds or on to the...


Marshall JMP-1. That's right, I found a vintage piece of gear with tubes in it which is the same model as Maiden themselves use. Sort of takes the guesswork out of getting the right tone when their settings are well documented online. Both of the signal paths go to a side of my Marshall 8008, with an old school Digitech DSP 128+ adding a bit of verb and delay to the guitar side of things.

The only other thing I have been using is a power conditioner and I'm probably going to add my Noise Clamp back in the loop at some point, but hide it in the rack. Otherwise, it's pretty straight forward and most of the …

Shows! Upcoming Shows!

After practicing with the guys in the Maiden tribute for a while now, we have some shows coming up. The first 2 are scheduled for sure, with 2 more probables before springtime and a whole bunch starting to come together for the spring and summer months. Good thing I got a larger vehicle. My guitar cab wouldn't even fit in the back of my Jaguar. haha.

January 27th and February 24th are confirmed dates for now, with February 10th being a possible. I'll try to post up a few videos from those shows.

We seem to have a lot of interest locally and regionally already, so this could end up being a very busy year.

All shows are currently being put on our Facebook page.

Maiden Voyage (Omaha) - The Trooper

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I've been getting some good feedback on the Maiden tribute videos, so here's another one. This time, we're playing The Trooper.



What tune do you want to hear us play next?

Since people have been asking me...

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Since plenty of people have been asking me, yes... I got a tattoo. No need for a long, drawn-out post here. I just need to post a picture of it around my scar.


To answer most of the questions:

1) No, it didn't hurt much at all. I had more tickling than anything.
2) Yes, that entire dividing line is the scar.
3) Yes, I am going to return to get color done.
4) No, I don't intend to get a bunch more scars / tattoos.
5) Yes, I do web work by day, so it has a connection to me.

Maiden Voyage (Omaha) - Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Just a quick video from our rehearsal last night. We're about ready to get out and play some shows while we continue learning the rest of the catalog.





Maiden Tribute video - new bass player

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First practice with a new bass player? Not a problem. We found the right guy for the job. Not only does he have the bass lines down, but he already owned the right bass! You can see my Dave Murray signature strat in this video, but Bill doesn't have his Adrian Smith Jackson along for this practice. I hope to put a few more of these videos up in the coming weeks.

So far, playing Maiden has been a total blast. Can't wait until the next practice... and the next one... and the shows... and building the stage props... and the shows... and did I mention this is fun to play?
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